The phrase ‘medical negligence’ best describes an incident in which a person has suffered harm or injury at the hands of a medical professional. This term is used for people who have received poor levels of care or a substandard service from a doctor or medical professional.
Medical negligence cases arise when patients have suffered harm that could have been avoided. In many cases, this could be due to a neglectful or poorly trained healthcare professional, misdiagnosis or the prescription of the wrong medication.
Other cases of medical negligence can include poor dental treatment, operations or surgery that have been performed badly as well as the failure to refer a patient to see a specialist doctor, when required.
Poor treatment or advice and substandard service by medical professionals can result in patients suffering further illness or even stress as a result. If a medical professional has neglected their responsibilities, or caused harm to a patient that could have otherwise been avoided, it counts as medical negligence.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of substandard care from a healthcare professional, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
Compensation claims for cases of medical negligence can be made under our No Win No Fee agreement. Medical negligence cases can be a very complex process, which is why we have experts on hand, who are experienced in making claims in this area, to help you through the process.